Michael

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Michael Narkunski should have had an NYC accent, but watched too much Brady Bunch growing up, so sounds like he's from California. His very favorite TV shows often have titles taken from their main female characters: Buffy, Roseanne, Felicity, Xena, Daria. He will create one of his own once he finds a name not too weird and not too common (most likely Ursula). Also, Michael remains an undying fan of Todd Solondz, Mike Leigh, Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Kaufman and anyone else who spun their Jewish straw into a uniquely tortured gold.

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.10, “The Prodigal Son Returns,” ends the season, and any doubts

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.10, “The Prodigal Son Returns,” ends the season, and any doubts

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 10, “The Prodigal Son Returns” Written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta Directed by Mimi Leder Airs Sundays at 10pm…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.09, “The Garveys at Their Best,” reveals the show behind the show

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.09, “The Garveys at Their Best,” reveals the show behind the show

Well, that was a neat trick. Not the final reveal, no, that is something that (I hope) will become almost beside the point. But what I’m…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.08, “Cairo,” earns the show’s second season

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.08, “Cairo,” earns the show’s second season

Cults on TV are tough. They seem like a really good idea. They’re weird and scary and, bonus, we have them in real life. But…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.07, “Solace for Tired Feet,” ironically keeps things moving

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.07, “Solace for Tired Feet,” ironically keeps things moving

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 7, “Solace for Tired Feet” Written by Damon Lindelof & Jacqueline Hoyt Directed by Mimi Leder Airs Sundays at 10pm…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.06, “Guest,” is an impeccable hour with a true character study

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.06, “Guest,” is an impeccable hour with a true character study

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 6, “Guest” Written by Damon Lindelof & Kath Lingenfelter Directed by Carl Franklin Airs Sundays at 10pm EST on HBO…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 5, “Gladys” Written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrota Directed by Mimi Leder Airs Sundays at 10pm EST on HBO…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.04, “B.J. and the A.C.,” uses Christmas to try to right its wrongs

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.04, “B.J. and the A.C.,” uses Christmas to try to right its wrongs

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 4, “B.J. and the A.C.” Written by Damon Lindelof & Elizabeth Peterson Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter & Carl Franklin…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.03, “Two Planes and a Helicopter,” takes us to church, but fails to convert

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.03, “Two Planes and a Helicopter,” takes us to church, but fails to convert

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 3, “Two Planes and a Helicopter” Written by Damon Lindelof & Jacqueline Hoyt Directed by Keith Gordon Airs Sundays at…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.02, “Penguin One, Us Zero,” makes the show’s true origins known, by hiding everything

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.02, “Penguin One, Us Zero,” makes the show’s true origins known, by hiding everything

While the pilot was almost pure set up, and in this mostly disappointing second episode we have a further muddling of that set-up, what has…

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot,” calibrates an old story for major potential

The Leftovers, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot,” calibrates an old story for major potential

The best thing about The Leftovers is its premise, and not because it’s really that ingenious, or cool. Its rapture-based concept is ground that has…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” is like two different shows in one

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” is like two different shows in one

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 13: “We Have Manners. We Are Polite.” Written by Jenji Kohan Directed by Contantine Makris Released Friday,…

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.12: “It Was the Change” makes sure you know menopause is a killer

Orange Is the New Black, Ep 2.12: “It Was the Change” makes sure you know menopause is a killer

Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 12: “It Was the Change” Written by Sara Hess Directed by Phil Abraham Released Friday, June 6…

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